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For Ethnic Authenticity

Borden Magnolia® Sweetened Condensed Milk and Evaporated Milk are ideal for creating ethnic dishes with authentic flavor. For recipe ideas and information about Magnolia, with its strong heritage of nearly 50 years, visit or call Smucker Foodservice sales at 330-682-3000.

Sweet Fries

Sweet Things® Vanilla Sugar Fries, a new idea from Lamb Weston Sweet Potato Products, are naturally sweet, crisply delicious and offer a bold touch of vanilla. They're just the right blend of sweetness and salt. Visit for product details.

Little Brats with Big Flavor

Mini Stadium Style Brats and Mini Italian Sausages from Johnsonville give you a flavorful way to satisfy customer tastes by cashing in on the small bites trend while offering value. Offer mini combos, German-style brat platters, or Piccolo Italian sampler platters. At 3.5” long and 1.6 oz. each, Sausage Minis can be heated in minutes, saving labor and time. For details call 920-453-4848 or visit

Breakfast Bowls

Hashbrown Breakfast Bowl recipes from Basic American Foods feature the company's premium hashbrown potatoes to help you maximize the profit power of breakfast. For ideas such as Mexican, Mediterranean, Italian and Sausage and Apples Hashbrown Breakfast Bowls, visit For a free sample of hashbrown potatoes from Basic American Foods, call 800-722-2084.

Fruitful Offer

Through December 2009, Dole Food Company is offering attractive incentives for foodservice operators to stock up on Dole Fruit Products such as Dole Chef-Ready Cuts, Dole Fruit Bowls,® Dole Smoothie Starters™, Dole Fresh Frozen Fruits and Dole Pouch Packs. For rebate coupons and forms, visit and click on Promotions, then Rebate Offers.

Value Plus Taste

Customers are looking for better deals when they dine out, and Tyson Food Service delivers the value you need with its Tyson® Value Collection of consumer-proven products for your cost-conscious customers. For information about products such as Tyson® Value Chicken Tenders and Breast Patties, Tyson® Shaved Steak® Beef and more, visit or call 800-24-TYSON.

Thai Green Chili Sauce

The combinaion of spicy and sour flavors in Steve Phillips World Cuisine™ Thai Green Chili dipping sauce can pair perfectly with a range of dishes. Use it as a dipping sauce for fried appetizers, or brush it on steamed fish and chicken. It's packaged with a convenient squeeze-top cap, too. To learn more about this or other Steve Phillips World Cuisine™ products from Phillips, visit

Vinaigrette Varieties

Three varieties of vinaigrette salad dressings from Kraft Foodservice feature premium ingredients. New Kraft Dressing Made With Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available in Greek Vinaigrette with Feta Cheese, Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette and Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette. All come in one-gallon jugs. For recipe ideas and more product information, visit

Fluffy Cheesecake

Cheesecake is among the most popular desserts today, and your customers will appreciate the Ricotta Cheesecake for its fluffiness and texture, richness, and the fact that it's slightly less sweet than ordinary cheesecake. For information about this and other Sweet Street Desserts, visit

New Potato Varieties

When you think of Idaho® potatoes, you probably envision russet Burbanks, but this fall you'll find new Idaho-grown varieties, including Gold, Red and Fingerling. For more information, check out the potato primer on the Idaho Potato Commission website at Click on Shippers and Processors Directory and visit the Potato Varieties link.

Trans Fat-Free Guide

For a free copy of “Soy Solutions to Trans Fat-Free Baking” from the Soyfoods Council, contact the Council at [email protected] or call 866-431-9814. This new brochure offers recipes and instructions for using soy-based oils and trans fat-free shortenings in baking applications.

Winning Chef

Pastry Chef of the Year honors went to Heather Hurlbert, executive pastry chef at Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta, at the 2009 ACF convention in Orlando. The competition was sponsored by Splenda Foodservice. For recipe ideas and more information about Splenda Foodservice, visit

Asian Sauces

Kikkoman Sales USA is introducing eight authentic ready-to-use new sauces to help you add more Asian flavor to your menu. Choose from Kikkoman Ponzu Citrus Seasoned Dressing, Kikkoman Oyster Sauce, Kikkoman Tikka Masala Curry Sauce, and more. For product information, visit the website:

Recipe Contest Winners

Three students at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) have received awards from The United States Potato Board for innovative potato recipes. Winners of The Board's Menu Innovation with Potatoes Contest include William “Trey” Smith, Adam Kaswiner, and Marissa Hines. For the recipes and more information, visit the website:

It's Always Rice Time

In celebration of National Rice Month in September, the USA Rice Federation teamed up with Texas Roadhouse, Inc. to promote the chain's signature seasoned rice served with popular steak dishes. For menu ideas from the Federation, visit

Turkey Recipe Idea

If you're looking for a healthful, easy turkey recipe, visit the National Turkey Federation website at The how-to cooking video features Gena Knox of Fire & Flavor, who prepares Herb-Marinated Grilled Turkey with Panzanella Salad.

Specialty Dressings

Pourable dressings, mayonnaise, and sauces from Mrs. Clark's Foods offer an easy way to add flavor to your menu items. Built on a legacy established in 1926, the dressings come in a variety of pack sizes to suit almost any foodservice operation. For product information about these dressings, tartar sauce, marinara sauce, BBQ sauce and more, visit